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Old 10-30-2008, 07:20 PM
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Portrait Sharpening Action

I wrote a portrait sharpening action yesterday for Photoshop CS3/CS4. It uses Smart Filters to combine two types of sharpening and skin softening in a single layer. That way it sharpens hair, eyes, etc. but does not sharpen pores, skin blemishes, etc.

Feel free to download it and use it.

http://www.thelightsright.com/node/82

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Old 11-01-2008, 09:56 AM
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Re: Portrait Sharpening Action

The portrait sharpener seems to be a hit. More than 400 downloads in the last 36 hours.

I wrote a creative sharpener this morning that's targeted for landscapes. This one has three USM sharpening effects. USM for light and dark pixels with the dark pixels getting more aggressive settings followed by a round of local contrast enhancement (LCE) to reduce haze and give your landscapes some extra POP.

Again, this one is for CS3/CS4. It does all of its work on a single Smart Filters layer.

Enjoy!

http://www.thelightsright.com/TLRLandscapeSharpener

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Mitch
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Old 11-01-2008, 10:29 PM
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Re: Portrait Sharpening Action

well, gmitchel, on behalf of the 400 folks who couldnt be bothered to say thanks (me included ), thanks

and thanks for the new one, also

i'd comment on using these, but i havent yet. i just like to collect freebies. i never use them; i just collect them ok, that's a bit of an exaggeration. i just dont happen to use cs3 that much. i have it; i just dont use it that much.
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:44 AM
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Re: Portrait Sharpening Action

LOL, Craig.

Thanks for the kind wishes.

It's well over 600 people who have downloaded. I have no idea how many will use it, but I like to think I've helped a few hundred people over the weekend.

Cheers,

Mitch
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Old 11-02-2008, 12:09 PM
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Re: Portrait Sharpening Action

had a try on a few photos and it looks quite good on them, so a big thank you and keep up the good work :-)
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Old 11-02-2008, 01:02 PM
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Re: Portrait Sharpening Action

Now I got curious...:-) Thank you, gmitchel.
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:53 AM
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Re: Portrait Sharpening Action

Thank you very much for both. I haven't tried the landscape one yet but the portrait one is excellent. Thanks again.
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:54 AM
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Re: Portrait Sharpening Action

Super. I will be working on refining the settings for both the Landscape sharpener and the portrait sharpener. Probably less aggressive for the landscape sharpener and slightly more aggressive for the output sharpener. We'll see after more testing. Look for updates tonight or towmorrow.

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Old 11-10-2008, 04:09 AM
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Re: Portrait Sharpening Action

downloads doesn't matter, whats matter how many of 400 user like it and still using it.
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